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The Daily Star-Mirror
The condition of Premier Clemenceau, shot by an anarchist assassin yes
terday morning, is causing much alarm. Late this afternoon it was dis
closed, bj^ an X-ray examination, that the bullet had penetrated the lung,
which is causing his physicians much worry. The ■ aged premier, past 73
years Id »rested well but his age is reported, as a hard handicap to over
come. Following are the cable reports of his condition received at intervals
today; •
PARIS, 8 a. m.—Premier Clemenceau, who was wounded in the shoulder
yesterday in the attempt of the young Anarchist, Emile Cottin to assassin
ate him, was in satisfactory condition this morning, according to the latest
reports. No fever had developed. It was stated at the residence of the
premier that he passed an excellent night.
' "The premier was certainly seriously hurt, but his condition is as satis
factory as possible," Chief Clerk Georges Mandel, is quoted as saying early
this morning, according to Marcel Hutin in the Echo de Paris.
X-Ray Examination Has Been Made.
PARIS, 11 a. m.—Nothing definite will be known as to the result of the
premier's injuries until the X-ray examination of the wound taken this
morning is announced. It is claimed by the doctors that the wound, itself,
is slight, but necessarily serious for so old a man. His physicians say his
heart and arteries are young.
Shot Pierced the Lung.
PARIS, 1:30 p. m.—The bullet which wounded Premier Clemenceau pene
trated the lung. This was revealed by the official statement issued shortly
• after noon today. It is said on good authority that the radio examination
showed that the bullet lodged in the top of the right lung.
Peace Conference Adjourned Today.
LONDON.—The peace conference at Paris has decided to adjourn as the
rèsult of the attack on'Premier Clemenceau, says the Exchange Telegraph
company's dispatch from Paris this morning. There will be no session of
the conference today, the message adds.
Spartacans Active in Westphalia.
COPENHAGEN.—Spartacan forges are bombarding the town of Rotterop,
in Westphalia, with artillery,' according to*'a message received here from
' Muenster. Assistance to the defenders is being sent from Muenster, the
message adds.
WASHINGTON. —'A confidential
' report made to President Wilson by
Herbert C. Hoover six'months ago on
- * the big meat packers was made public
today by the food administration at
the direction of the president "to es
tablish the real position of Mr. Hoov
er and the food administration on the
* control of the Chicago -packing in
dustries." In recent hearings before
congressional committees witnesses
for the livestock men charged collu
sion between Mr. Hoover and the five
leading packers.
In the report, in response to a re
quest from the president for his views
the recommendations of the Fed,
eral Trade Commission, Mr. Hoover
said he reaffirmed his opinion given
: nearly a year before that "here is a
«■ growing and dangerous domimtion of
the nation's foodstuffs," and approved
of the commission's proposals,
» .He recommended constructive regula
tion rather than stretching tempo
rary war powers of the government,
and expressed the belief that the dom
ination of the packers did not neces
sarily imply wrong doing on their
par;', hut was the natural growth "of
factors which need correc
Mr. Hoover accepted as economical
ly sound the Federal Trade Commis- ,
sion's recommendation regarding fed- j
- eral control of animal and réfrigéra- j
tor car service, and said stockyards i
should be "entirely disassociated from
the control of the packers." He con
tended, however, that wrong prac
tices between buyers and sellers would
" not be corrected by the government
controlling or owning yards.
His own instinct, Mr. Hoover said,
was against federal ownership of
packers branch houses and cold stor
age and warehouse facilities. Going
into aspects of the packing industry
not covered by the frade commission,
he said:
"If proper abbatoirs could be ex
tended near the larger towns, pos
" sibly with municipal help and the
operations therein protected from il
legitimate competition, I believe they
would not only succeed, but would
greatly stimulate the local produc
tion of meat animals. 9 ne . effect
would be a great stabilization of
prices by a wider based market than
that now so largely dependent upon
a small group of buyers."
Oscar Saari, alias M. W. Hill, is a
good subject for the psychologist to
\ work on, if Saari be of sound mind
and is speaking his convictions.
* Saari, or Hill, Is now in jail at St.
Maries, awaiting action of the fed
eral authorities, charged with violat
■ ing the espionage act in that he did
unlawfully and wilfully utter profane,
disloyal and abusive language against
the form of government and the con
stitution of the United States.
The complaint was made out before
U. S, Commissioner McFadden of this
place and sworn to by Sheriff Prentice
Wolfe. Witnesses whom the sheriff
says he has reason to believe and does
believe are material witnesses to the
subject matter of the complaint are
W. M. Steele, marshal of St. Maries;
W. R. Pierce, logger
Gregg, deputy sheriff; L. E. Harter,
county surveyor.
Here are some of the question^
that were asked the accused and his
answers, as alleged by Sheriff Wolfe
and Marshal Steele:
"Who would you like to see in the
place of the president?"
the boys."
"Do you like this government?
of Pedee; C. G.
Any of
... . ... , ■
"Would you like to pe this copnUT
hke Russia . . s * ,
"Do you believe in destroying prop
erty to accomplish the I. W. W. teach
.. Yes. ,,
Did you come here to help over
throw the government,
Do you believe the I. W. V . will
get strong enough to overthrow the
government?" 'Yes.
Do you think you should have as
muc , h „ n ?^ here as a native born citi
«m? Yes.
In addition to the above the .pns
oner indicated that he worked in the
shipyards so that he might do some
P° or worI 5. hoping that as a result the
ship would sink when it was loaded
with soldiers. He said that he is an
I. W. W. organizer but claimed his
organizer's certificate had not "been
sent to him.
Saari claims that he is a native of
Finland.—Plummer Republican.
theAt the meeting last evening at the
j y M c A hut Miss xklenburg gave
a delightful vocal solo. The lecture
on salesmanship by Miss Elwell was
delivered to a small audience compos
ed mostly of Moscow salespeople. The
lecture was excellent and was en
joyed as well by those who do not be
long in that business.
Miss Elwell spoke of the personality
and appearance of the salesperson and
of the love of the work in becoming
efficient. She said scientific sales
manship Included gaining the atten
tion, confidence and good will of the
customer and awakening a desire for
the merchandise.
Miss Elwell is a pleasing speaker
and thoroughly understands her sub
jects. Those who can take up the
study of remodeling garments with
Miss Elwell next week, as given else
where in this paper, will not be dis
Miss Elwell has had a wide experi
ence and presents things in a practic
al way. Moscow women will gain
many practical ideas and suggestions
by attending her class next Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at the uni
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CHICAGO.—-Victor D. Berger, w
♦ congressman-elect from Milwau- ♦
♦ kee and four other socialists, ♦
♦ convicted of violating the es- ♦
4> pionage act, were each sentenced 4>
♦ to. 20 years imprisonment by 4
♦ Federal Judge K. M. Landis, to- ♦
♦ day after he had overruled mo- ♦
4- tions for new trials. ♦

Conflicting Thoughts


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Joseph Aspray, who practiced in
Moscow for many years, has written
two very interesting letters to Mrs.
Aspray who is in Boston. Mrs. As
kindly sent the letters to
this' paper, realizing thar Dr. Asp'ray's
many friends here will be glad to hear
from him. The letters follow;
Rimaucourt, France, Jan) 3, 1919.
As I wrote you this a. m. I have
been on a trip so did not write for
several days.
Last Tuesday went over to Chau
mont to do some shopping. Came
back in the afternoon and decided tg
go and see some of the front. An
other man and I packed all our belong
ings in case orders to move should
dome while we were gone. The boys
promised to take it along and we
should have followed the best we
We went out-to the road and hailed
the first truck which came along.
This took us to Neufchateau, arriving
there about 5:30. We had dinner at
the Lafayqtte Officers Club, then
tried to get to Toul, but it was pitch
dark so we couldn't go. The hotels
full and we had a time trying
were _
to get a place'to sleep but finally lo
cated a couple of cots at the Casual
Officer's Rest House of the American
Red Cross. There were six cots in a
room. We slept well,got up at 6:45,
no restaurants open, so went to the R.
R, station and got a few. cookies and
of chocolate at the Red Cross
Then we went out to the
a cup
road that leads to Toul and waited
until 12 o'clock and no transportation.
We went to a French house and they
kindly gave us a nice dinner of can
ned string beans, French-fried pota
toes, tough steak and bread, also
coffee without cream or sugar, and
canned cherries. For this they charg
ed us five francs each. The man,
his wife, a little girl, a boy, and a
woman with a two months old
baby were present.
We went back to the road and
soon a truck came along and took us
to a small town. From here a Y. M.
•C. A. Ford took us to Essey and Fli
These two towns are almost
re y. _
shot out of existence, particularly
the latter, there not being a house
in the town that has no shell holes
The man who has been giving dem
'frenzied finance" in
onstrations of
Washington and Idaho, is under ar
rest and will be brought here for
trial. He now gives his name as A.
J. Davis. He had previously used the
names of Arthur D. Jones and Old
field. He admits having contracted
for a big farm near Elberton, Wash.,
and for several farms in Latah county,
Idaho, according to the statement
given out by John Nisbet, prosecut
ing attorney of Latah county. He
also admits, so Mr. Nisbet says, is
suing checks ranging in amounts from
|l0 to 1150,000. He told Charles
Summerfield, deputy sheriff of Latah
to Mr. Nisbet s
county, acconng
statement, that he had issued checks
for about $50,000 in small amounts.
Checks for $5,000, $800 and many
smaller amounts had been issued on
the First Bank of Troy and today
another check for $800 reached that
The man was arrested near Rosalia
Charles Summerfield,
last night.
deputy, sheriff of Latah county, went
Rosalia but the man was taken to
Colfax and may be held to answer
charges in Whitman county. The of
ficers are now investigating to as
certa i n whether the strongest evl
" in Lata h or Whitman county.
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Mr - Nlsb( * sald ' . . . .
"The fellow claims to have
educated as a doctor in the medical
college of Aberdeen, Scotland. He
says he was born and educated in
Calcutta, India, and has been m n
sane asylums at Nampa, California,
and most of the houses are levelled
to the ground. Between these two
towns is part of the old Hindenburg
, line which the Germans held fqr four
years, and vacated last September.
We saw the trenches, dug-outs, huts,
barbed wire—on one-side the German
and on the other the French. Be
tween them was the so called "No
Man's Land" which is so badly shot
up that the ground is full f shelT holes
and looks just like a bad case of
small pox.
We went on to Thiacourt and spent
the night at the Infirmy, In the
morning a Frenchman took us over
the battle field and toward Jaulny,
where we were nearly into Germany.
Here we saw where the Americans
fought the Germans just before the
armistice was signed. We saw the
hills the boys went over and the dug
outs and huts the Germans had oc
cupied for four years. I picked up
four shell cases, two German and two
French of the famous French 76's,
also some cartridges and a small
çream pitcher for souvenirs,
Than we went back to Thiacourt
where we saw immense supplies of
steel, cement, wire, lumber, etc., which
the Germans had had. They had
plenty to last for a long time.
We got a truck going to Berne
court, then a Major's enclosed Dodge
going to Toul. We were 60 miles
from camp and were fortunate to get
a big French touring car going all
the way to, Jymaucourt. Qn the way
we stopped at Coldthbey-les Belles,
where there was a great American
flying field and we saw the first two
German planes brought down by the
American squadron. We arrived at
Remaucourt, found our men still there
so unpacked my bed and went to bed
tired out.
Remaucourt, France, Jan. 11, 1919.
Last night I returned from our
three days' trip to the front. I wrote
you a letter from the underground
city of Verdun. Our trip was fine.
We started last Wednesday morning
with two light G. M. C. trucks and
28 officers. We went through doz
ens of small towns where names I
don't remember. The towns or vil
lages in France are close together,
from one to three kilometers apart.
A kilometer is about 5-8 of a mile.
The towns are all alike, the houses
all together built with stone or ce
ment-covered walls and red tile roofs,
and no spaces between the houses.
Usually the living apartment and the
stable are in the same building and a
pile of manure in the front yard.
We went through Neufchateau—to
Toul and St. Mihiel where we stopped
(Continued on page 4.)
Warren, Montana and Brandon, Al
berta. When arrested and searched
he had two hypodermic needles and a
goodly supply of strychnia-sulphate
and was thought to be a 'dope fiend.'
He claims to have left Moscow, when
he disappeared from here the day a
warrant was issued for his arrest, on
a speeder on the electric railroad and
to have gone to Garfield, where he
caught a train for Rosalia. He had
been buying horses about Rosalia and
was caught in company with a young
whom he had employed to take him
about the country to buy horses.
Sheriff Woody learned that the man
was operating about Rosalia and tele
phoned there and had him arrested.
Deputy Sheriff Summerfield went up
on the freight last night and the fel
low was taken to Colfax. We may
bring him here for trial or he may
be examined for insanity there."
The man appeared here several
weeks ago and bought big farms from
T. A. Meeker and E. J. Armbrhster,
contracting to take the farms and a
lot of personal property. He inven
toried the personal property and then
disappeared and next showed up at
Troy where he contracted for some
farms, harness and horses. So far as
known he issued no checks about Mos
cow but he got busy with his check
book as soon as he reached Troy and
many checks bearing the name of
Arthur D. Jones came into the Troy
bank. He is now using the name of
A. J. Davis and the last checks issued
on this bank bore this name, which
he adopted after he left here.
This has
been a bad day for the professional politicians who remained
in the United States and found fault while the American soldiers and their
officers were fighting the Huns in Europe and Siberia,
tions haVe been made by General Pershing, Colonel Stewart and Major Gen
eral Traub to the sensational charges made by the professional muck-rakers.
The cable and telegraph stories follow;
Flat contradic
Pershing Contradicts Knox and Lodge.
WASHINGTON.—"Health conditions at Brest, France, and general camp
conditions and methods of handling troops through the camp have "received
high praise from all who inspected them since the first formative day,"
General Pershing reported today to the war department. The message said
the General Pershing, himself; General Harbord, chief of staff; the chlaf
surgeon and the chief inspector general of the American expeditionay forces
had all personally inspected the camp during the last month.
Colonel Stewart Refutes Sensational Charges.
WASHINGTON.—Colonel George F. Stewart, commanding the American
troops in northern Russia, cabled the war department today, saying:
"The alarmist reports of conditions of troops in northern Russia are un
warranted by the facts. The health of the entire command is excellent.
The sick and wounded are being well cared for and the allied command is
capable of taking care of itself against the whole Bolshevik army."
Governor Allen, of Kansas, Contradicted.
WASHINGTON.—Major General Peter E. Traub, who commanded the
36th division in the battle of the Argonne, denied, before the house rules
committee today, the charges made by Governor Allen, of Kansas, that
of that division, composed of Missourians and Kansans, had been sacrificed
by the failure of the artillery to support the infantry.
♦ , WASHINGTON—Grain grow- *
4" ers of Idaho, Oregon and Wash- 4*
4" ington, organized as the "Inland 4*
•^Empire Shippers' League," filed 4>
4 1 with the interstate commerce 4*
♦ commission today an attack 4*
upon per
4* crease in freight rates on grain 4
4> products made by the railroad. 4*
4* administration last June.
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The present rating of the conference
basket ball teams places Idaho at the
head of the list with the University of
Oregon as "runners up" for the cham
pionship. The University of Oregon
five defeated "Doc" Bohler's scrappy
team Igst night by a margin of ten
points and are playing another game
this evening at Pullman. The game
last night was close from start to fin
ish and Coach Bohler says that the
Oregon aggregation is one team in the
bonfernce that Idaho will have to
Friday evening at 7:15 the Oregon
team meets Idaho at the university
battle grounds. After having won
from W. S. C. it is expected that they
will come to Moscow with their minds
set on a victory. To be sure there Is
a good chance for them to win the
game tomorrow. They have a good
basket ball team but are going up
against a team that hasn't been de
feated as yet this season. It might
be that the Idaho boys are too con
fident of their ability to administer de
feats and if such be the case the Ore
gon team stands a mighty good chance.
In discussing the game with Coach
Bleamaster, he said: "It is going to
be the one game of the season that
will take all that the team has to win.
I think also that this game will be one
game of he season where the 'Old
Idaho Fight' had better be shown by
every one. You know a team plays
its best when it knows that every
one is behind it. I would like to see
a good representation of Moscow cit
izens at the game tomorrow evening."
The Idaho team has had a good rest
since the victory over W, S. C. last
Monday evening and all of the players
are in good shape. Moe, Campbell and
Hunter are still the famous scoring
trio, but "Nuts" Romig is coming to
the front. Did you see the shot he
made in the W. S. C. game? Well, he
is getting to be good. And Lindley
isn't out of it all together. Watch him
slip up and record a few in the com
ing games.
The game Friday evening is to be
called at 7:16 sharp in order that the
crowd may go to the plays that the
English department is staging that
evening. There are seats for nearly
a thousand persons in the gymnasium
but it might be well to come pretty
early to avoid the rush. Tickets will
be on sale at 6:45. As usual school
children will be admitted at half price.
R. J. Wortman, expert accountant
of Spokane, is here this week check
ing over the acounts of tho Moscow
Telephone. & Telegraph company. He
came down from Spokane with A. T.
West, president of the company. The
examination is being made for the pur
pose of ascertaining If the company is
making sufficient profits on the cap
ital invested and the evidence secured
by this examination will be used in the
hearing to be held soon upon the ap
plication for the privilege of raising
rates on rural lines.
In order to get uniform action of
the farmers to repair their machinery,
harness, etc., before spring work, a
campaign has been started by the Na
tional Implement & Vehicle associa
tion to interest all farmers in this
work and to make the time from
March 3 to 8, inclusive, a "repair
week" throughout the United States.
The plan has been endorsed by Secre
tary qf,^griaultnre Houston. -The .fol
lowing letter has been sent out by
the association to dealers throughout
the United States. The Butterfield
Elder company of Moscow, are boost
ing the campaign. Read their adver
tisements to appear in this paper in
the immediate future. The statement
by the association follows:
To Implement and Hardware Deal
ers: Secretary Houston of the United
States Department of Agriculture, in
a telegram to the National Imple
given his endorsement of national
farm equipment repair week; The
telegram follows:
"It seems highly desirable that the
users- of farm implements should an
ticipate so far as practicable the nec
essary parts or repairs and replace
ments, sufficiently in advance of the
working season to make it possible to
put their implements in good working
condition before the spring operations
Dealers should give this the widest
publicity possible. Mention it in your
advertisements; bring it to the atten
tion of -the editors of your local pa
pers and ask them to run it in con
association, has
nection with a story about repair
The secretaries of all associations
in the National Federation have ever
since December been urging upon
members the importance of this move
ment and it has been exploited at ail
of the conventions, including those of
the eastern federation. In nearly eve
ry state the cooperation of the agricul
tural departments, agricultural col
leges and county farm agents has
been secured. Now if the dealers will
give the movement the support they
should by advertising it and mention
ing it to every customer, the second
National Repair Week will be a grand
success. Let's all pull together to that
H. J. HODGE, Secretary,
National Federation Implement
& Vehicle Dealers' Assns.
Word has been received that Joseph
F. Davidson traveling freight and
passenger agent of the Alaska Steam
ship company, died last Friday in Se
attle of influenza. Mr. Davidson was
a former agent of the O.-W. R. & N.
in Moscow.
Mrs. Davidson was formerly Miss
Myra Cummings, who was a pioneer
resident of Moscow. He leaves be-
sides his wife, four children, the old-
est being 14 years of age.
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Kaiser's Son Arrested.
4. COPENHAGEN.—Prince Joa- ♦
4, chim, of Prussia, youngest son of ♦
4, Former Emperor William, has ♦
4 been arrested, according to a dis- ♦
4> patch from Munich. The dispatch +
4, states that he was arrested on ♦
4> suspicion of being connected with ♦
"certain intrigues,
♦ sumed this had for its object ♦
♦ the restoration of his father to ♦
+ the throne of Prussia,
It is pre- +

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